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Stylish Custom Home in St. Pete

Custom Modern Home in St. Pete

Devonshire Custom Home Builders is a local St. Petersburg and South Tampa builder.  They focus on using local craftsmen to produce a high level of detail.

This particular home in St. Pete struck me as special because of the way they punctuated the modern home with a bright blue color, reminiscent of the local gulf, and still managed to keep it elegant.

Custom Modern Home in St. Pete

Custom Modern Home in St. Pete

Custom Modern Home in St. Pete

Custom Modern Home in St. Pete

And even though I love the chandelier over the stairs (is that Chihuly?), my favorite room is the bathroom:  the winding tile/river rock patterns that dip down to a statement standing tub with clean lines that’s nestled under a window overlooking the water.

Custom Modern Home in St. Pete

Photos Copyright Devonshire Custom Home Builders.

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Modern Bird Throw Pillows in Teal and Mint

I love all shades of blue, but especially light blues like teal.  So these modern bird-themed pillows really appealed to me, even though, technically, some of them feature more of a mint than a teal.

Either way, check out these amazing designs:

Trendy Mint Gray Vintage Modern Floral Bird Throw Pillow

Bird silhouette Pillow

Teal Tribal Bird Pillow

Pattern with birds and trees pillow

Retro whimsical floral pattern 2 throw pillows

Which one is your favorite?

(You can find these pillows on Zazzle.)

Australian Angophora House

The Angophora House was designed by Richard Cole Architecture, and it located on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

I love the lines of this house:  the curves, the expansive windows.  And the contrast between the white and the wood and the concrete.

But, honestly, my favorite spot is the bathroom, with the rustic rock wall curved over the sleek, modern tub.

What’s yours?

Check it out at HomeDSGN.

Ordination Vienna Woods in Austria

This amazing structure, designed by Juri Troy Architects and located in Austria, is a sleek melding of modern architecture and immersion in nature.  

From the outside, the birch logs provide a stark contrast to the walls.  Inside, you’re given the impression of being in the center of a forest.

See more at ArchDaily.

Colorful Ranges

Want to add a striking burst of color to your kitchen?  Try a new range!

Check out these colorful appliances:

Which is your favorite?

See the stats at Interior Design:  red, yellow, orange.

The Roof & Mushrooms Pavilion

The Roof & Mushrooms Pavilion at Kyoto University of Art and Design

The Roof & Mushrooms Pavilion at Kyoto University of Art and Design was designed by Ryue Nishizawa and Nendo to be an organic pavilion that mimics the natural environment around it.

The pavilion itself functions not only as a roof to a pathway down the mountainside, but also as a wall, and it is meant to reproduce the feeling of walking through a dense forest.

It is surrounded by metal stools that were designed to mirror the shape and random patterns in which the local wild mushrooms grow.

It’s an amazing, fluid design, but I have to admit, I can’t look at it without wondering what it would feel like to skateboard down the length of it.

The Roof & Mushrooms Pavilion at Kyoto University of Art and Design

The Roof & Mushrooms Pavilion at Kyoto University of Art and Design

Find out more at ArchDaily.

Imaginary Architecture: the Artwork of Filip Dujardin

The Belgian artist Filip Dujardin specializes in something he calls “imaginary architecture.”

It’s fascinating:  he takes an image that would otherwise be nondescript and something at which we might not otherwise take a second glance, and he changes it into something spectacular and unique and fantastical.

His artwork is fun to look at.

It gives you something to ponder.

And as a prior student of architecture, it sparks fire within my imagination.

D’ville 001 (2012)

D’ville 007 (2012)

GMRS 008 (2012)

Untitled #1

Untitled #5

Untitled #16

Untitled #21

To see more of Dujardin’s artwork, check out the Highlight Gallery.

The Kitchen and Bath Factory: Freestanding Tubs

While recently visiting Florida’s Largest Home Show, I was intrigued by The Kitchen and Bath Factory booth.

Mostly by the bathtubs, honestly.

I’m fascinated by unique, freestanding tubs.  And they had a nice selection on display.

The Kitchen and Bath Factory Bathtubs

This one in particular, with the metal scrolling across the translucent glass, caught my eye:

The Kitchen and Bath Factory Scroll Freestanding Bathtub

And then, the mom part of my brain spotted this shiny leviathan:

The Kitchen and Bath Factory Firetruck Kid's Bathtub

A bathtub shaped like a firetruck?  Yup.

The rep said they also had one shaped like a princess castle, it just wasn’t on display.

Either way, I was intrigued about this concept.  The firetruck (or castle) fits neatly over your existing bathtub and, when your young kids have grown, you simply remove it.

But really, one of the reasons I love this idea so much, is because you can give your kids a bath while standing.  I usually wind up perched on a step stool for this nightly ritual, and occasionally kneeling by the tub, but that’s a little hard on the back and the knees.

Of course, with a tub like this, I might never get my kids out of the bath!

To learn more about their stores located all around Tampa Bay, check out The Kitchen and Bath Factory.

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Amazon’s Biodome in Seattle Approved

The design for a tri-sphere biodome in downtown Seattle has been approved.

Designed by NBBJ, the bubble-shaped structure will serve as the downtown headquarters for the Amazon, featuring 3.3 million-square-feet of office and retail space.

There will be plenty of area for working, meeting, dining, and lounging.  They’re even planning to add a dog park in the future.

I’m pretty excited about this building.  It’s organic shape flows refreshingly between Amazon’s three high-rise towers, a glass cluster of social interaction.

All photo copyright of NBBJ.

Find out more at Arch Daily.

why design’s Great Meadows Folly

This strange sculpture came from the minds of why design, an architectural company based out of Los Angeles, New York, and Louisville.

They like to find new perspectives and create delightful outcomes.  And they’ve certainly accomplished that with their Great Meadows Folly.

This structure takes into account people, water, wind, and birds as its strange bubble-shaped pathways trace themselves through what would otherwise be a hefty monolith.

why design's Great Meadows Folly

why design's Great Meadows Folly

why design's Great Meadows Folly

why design's Great Meadows Folly

Check out more of their creativity at whydesign.